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Godzilla (2014)



Critic Consensus: With just enough human drama to anchor the sweeping spectacle of giant monsters smashing everything in sight, Gareth Edwards' Godzilla satisfyingly restores the franchise's fire-breathing glory.

Movie Info

In Summer 2014, the world's most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure "Godzilla." From visionary new director Gareth Edwards ("Monsters") comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless. (c) Warner Brosmore
Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Dave Callaham, Dan Callahan, Frank Darabont, Max Borenstein
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 16, 2014
Box Office: $200.7M
Warner Bros Pictures - Official Site


Elizabeth Olsen
as Elle Brody
Bryan Cranston
as Joe Brody
David Strathairn
as Admiral William Sten...
Ken Watanabe
as Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
Juliette Binoche
as Sandra Brody
Richard T. Jones
as Capt. Russell Hampto...
Carson Bolde
as Sam Brody
Akira Takarada
as Japanese Immigration...
Sally Hawkins
as Vivienne Graham
Victor Rasuk
as Sergeant Tre Morales
Patrick Sabongui
as Lieutenant Commander...
Jared Keeso
as Jump Master
Luc Roderique
as Bomb Tracker
James Pizzinato
as HALO Jumper
Primo Allon
as Mine Team Member
George Allen Gumapac...
as Lead Guerilla Fighte...
Ken Yamamura
as Takashi
Gary Chalk
as Stan Walsh
Kevan Ohtsji
as Nervous Engineer
Kasey Ryne Mazak
as Team Member #1
Terry Chen
as Team Member #2
Mas Morimoto
as Team Member #3
James Dever
as Captain Freeman
Yuko Kiyama
as Mom in Japanese Jail...
Takeshi Kurokawa
as Dad in Japanese Jail...
James Yoshizawa
as Goth Dressed Boy
Jason Furukawa
as Gruff Smuggler
Ty Olsson
as Jainway
Al Sapienza
as Huddleson
Gardiner Millar
as Fitzgerald
Kurt Max Runte
as Crow's Nest Tech #2
Peter Shinkoda
as Muto Crow's Nest Tec...
Derrick Yamanaka
as Muto Base Camp Guard
Peter Kawasaki
as Muto Crane Operator
Jason Riki Kosuge
as Muto Base Camp Secur...
Jill Teed
as Head Nurse
Dean Redman
as National Guard #1
Taylor Nichols
as Military Analyst
Eli Goree
as PO #3
Yuki Morita
as Akio's Mother
Warren Takeuchi
as Akio's Father
Chuck Church
as Survivor
Dalias Blake
as Missle Tech #1
Lane Edwards
as Missle Tech #2
Todd Scott
as Transport Vessel Sol...
Zoe Krivatsy
as Young Girl on Beach
Serge M. Krivatsy
as Father on Beach
Lise Krivatsy
as Mother on Beach
Steven M. Murdzia
as Beret Leader
Keo Woolford
as Airport Worker
Lynne Halevi
as Older Woman at Beach...
Martin Kogan
as Older Man at Beach B...
Sandy Ritz
as FEMA Worker
Toby Levins
as Lead Lightning Pilot
Eric Breker
as Army Soldier
Jesse Reid
as Ordinance Tech
Aaron Pearl
as Evacuation Worker #1
Amy Fox
as Evacuation Worker #2
Rich Paul
as Officer
Deejay Jackson
as Bus Driver
Denis Michael Reidy
as Golden Gate Navy Man...
Melody B. Choi
as SF School Bus Kid #1
Justin Blayne Lowery
as Praying Soldier
Marci T. House
as Government Spokesper...
Chris Shields
as Dispatch Officer
Darren Dolynski
as Civilian Analyst #1
P. Lynn Johnson
as Civilian Analyst #2
Leif Havdale
as SF Ground Troop #3
Antonio Anagaran
as Airforce Loadmaster
Kevin O'Grady
as Bucket Brigadier
Zachary Choe
as Akio Photo Double
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News & Interviews for Godzilla

Critic Reviews for Godzilla

All Critics (279) | Top Critics (50)

A certain nihilism darkens this Godzilla and puts it within atomic-breath distance of the original Gojira.

Full Review… | July 14, 2015

Gareth Edwards' take on the classic monster franchise has much of what a great blockbuster should, and I wonder if it won't be a Jurassic Park for millennial teenagers.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Christianity Today

This isn't a thinking man's Godzilla, exactly, but it's certainly clever where it counts.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Vanity Fair

For those with a high tolerance for action-movie bingo and CGI carnage, Godzilla's reverence for the King of the Monsters oozes from every track mark, snapping cable and thundering footstep.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

The script suffers from a lack of pathos and is littered with cookie-cutter characters played by terrific actors who collectively have nothing to do but spew expository dialogue, breathe heavy and look befuddled.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
The Patriot Ledger

We guess if you're up for a big, state-of-the-art, kick-ass 3-D giant monster movie, Godzilla gets the job done.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Playboy Online

Audience Reviews for Godzilla

A return to glory for "Godzilla" after recent stumbles but when Cranston's not on screen, the humans become a chore to listen to or care about. Could've benefitted by having more Godzilla on screen, but nevertheless not a complete waste of time

The Gandiman
Tony Gandía

Super Reviewer

A decent, though heavily flawed and uneven reboot of the "Godzilla" story, with an interesting spin on the central character that is definitely a breath of fresh air. With that said, character development has seen better days, with a pretty bland background offered for each of the individuals outside of Bryan Cranston's. Aaron Taylor-Johnson's average performance can only carry this movie so long, even if the visual effects are really outstanding and the film almost coasts on this alone. It is not nearly as bad as the Matthew Broderick reboot from '98, but it is also pretty easy forget once the credits begin to roll.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer


From all the great reviews and money it made, I must say. I was kinda let down, like the visuals are beautiful, but you don't really care about the characters and their point of view, or you just don't care about them at all. Twelve minutes of Godzilla is not enough to fill my appetite for monster mayhem. The film is well directed and the story was good, just not enough Godzilla for a film that's named after him and is a waste of a great cast.

Al S

Super Reviewer

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